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the benediction so that is what i intend to do. the chaplain is here and -- he reminds us all that the cliff notes in his testimony that a goal as is a goal. it's not just the cliff notes in the testimony that catholic protestant jewish muslim and almost every one of them you find the golden rule. that is something i use for just about everythineverythin g i do in the same mr. right thing for all of my colleagues. i would like to say as we go forward it's good to keep in mind picture we are treating our customers, post-office customers the way we want to be treated and make sure we are treating the employees of the postal service the way we want to be treated and try to make sure that we are treating the taxpayers of our country the way they would want to be treated. the postal service has used up its line of credit with the federal government. when talking about the role of government i'm a recovering attorney and heidi is a recovering governor but one of the things i say, senators don't create jobs. governors don't create jobs and presidents don't create jobs. what we do is create a nurturing en
. just a few weeks ago we learned pope benedict the 16th will be stepping down and i am reminded of the words of a different pope, pope john the 23rd. a long time ago she met at the vatican. george is having a president kennedy speak for peace program and pope john shipped george mcgovern's hand. he looked him in the eye and said to him, when you meet your maker and he asks, did you feed the hungry, you can say yes i did. george mcgovern could say that a thousand times over. so can the millions of men and women and children whose venturesome opportunities peter families. even when we don't always realize or acknowledge it. by continuing to plow ahead, develop agricultural policies and innovative ways big and small, so indeed, all of us. thank you very much. [applause] >> wow. so it had three great addresses this morning. joe giving us the out look, secretary vilsack challenging us in terms of human risk that we could manage in senator daschle, just really getting an overwhelmingly moving tribute and challenged to american agriculture, all of us in this room. and now the floor is
, reverend patrick convoyed, gives the benediction. >> let us pray. we give you thanks, almighty god, for your gifts to our nation in the form of rosa parks. you're good and faithful servant. one of the finest citizens of montgomery, she took a heroic stand by sitting. she is the course of human history as it is lived on our continent. it came to define the civil rights era, her cause was deep in the hearts of so many injustices. we are honoring her with a congressional gold medal, it honors the mother of the modern-day civil rights movement, we present this statue. as we leave this place, may we never forget the incredible bravery and sacrifices of those like rosa parks who call us to greatness as american citizens. give us the grace, oh, god, to remain vigilant in guaranteeing that no person in our great land should ever suffer injustice, like so many of our national heroes once did. amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain at your in your seats for the departure of the official party, following the departure, guests are invited to pass the statue as they leave the hall. instru
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